Robin Elan

is creating Queer Comix, Stories and Art

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About

Hi there! My name is Robin, and I'm a bi, nonbinary comic artist and writer. My most recent zine project, The Queer Language of Flowers, came out in 2018; it features botanical art by me and essays by myself and my partner, L.M. Zoller. It’s currently on its third print run, and it won a 2019 Awesome Award from Women Write About Comics!



My other works include Flora & Fauna: Anxious Human Field Notes, Ways I Have Tried to Stop Biting My Nails, and The Corners of Their Mouth: A Queer Food Zine (also co-authored by L.M.) You can find my work in Comestible Journal and Acts of Love and Resistance.



Currently I’m working on a second issue of The Corners of Their Mouth. This one is going to be even better than the first, because it will include contributions from some of our queer and trans friends!

My favorite themes to write about are everyday queer/trans life, food, mental illness and nature. A lot of my work is autobiographical. I write about my queer life and about my experiences with mental illness partially as a way to work through difficult topics for myself. It feels so personal that a lot of the time I feel selfish for putting it on paper--but I get a lot of really delightful, heartfelt feedback from people who say that my descriptions resonate with their experience, too. I know we all experience this stuff in different ways, but making art gives me a sense of shared humanity and community. 



I write about nature and food because, for me, both are important ways of building community and feeling a sense of grounding and place. When my queer fam is struggling, I don't have all the answers, but I can definitely invite people over for a meal. Sometimes having that comfortable space to nourish ourselves is invaluable. Similarly, I find being out in nature helps me feel connected to something larger than myself, and simultaneously helps me feel a strong sense of when and where I am. Gazing into a tidepool or observing minute details of a flower are some of only a few things I know that will consistently turn down the volume on my obtrusive thoughts. 

Your support would make a huge difference to me in making this work sustainable. Thank you so much for your consideration! 
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